Thunder Buttress Rock Climbing
Near the top photo by Mike Turner
Section of Beauty Mountain with a number of famous sport (Concertina, Stabat Mater, Gun Club) and trad routes (Super Crack, Mushrooms, Right Son of Thunder). Usually a good choice for those who want to avoid the crowds. Just like Endless, it is sunny and hot in mid day.
Walk along the cliff for about 20-30 minutes until the trail goes through rocky area under a huge roof. Just past the roof there is a large boulder which forms a cave enclosed on the left with a vertical orange face (Gun Club). The Thunder Buttress area starts here.
Weather station 4.9 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Thunder Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Thunder Buttress:
Mushrooms 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Concertina 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Thunder Buttress
Right Son of Thunder 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a WV
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Thunder Buttress
This route has excellent moves the whole way. The start is a bit tricky for the first 15 Ft. Small nuts protect the moves well. Continue up the crack on good locks until the crack peters out. Traverse slightly to the right, clip the bolt and make the reachy moves to positive holds (crux). Sticking the holds above the bolt is pretty exciting! ...[more] Browse More Classics in WV